Cookbook Review: The Life of Tea

  After water, mankind drinks tea more than any other beverage. Those tea leaves have twice the caffeine of coffee beans, though most teas reduce the caffeine content per cup to less than half of coffee. Tea drinking is relatively new, less than five thousand...

Wagshal’s Beef Stroganoff

  Will we go upstate this weekend? Won’t we? It’s all weather dependent and there is a storm coming. I suspect that rather than drive into a Catskill snowstorm, Suzi and I will hunker down in New York City and find some comfort food. Ordinarily, I would opt for...

Cookbook Review: New York Cocktails

  Sometimes a big thing can come in a small package. New York Cocktails is just 5 ½ by 7 ½ inches. It is thick though, 352 pages thick. And it is powerful. Author Amanda Schuster is a New Yorker who loves cocktails, loves them so much she lives them, breathes...

White Coconut Cake

  It’s January 14th. How is that New Year’s Resolution to cut down, or eliminate, dessert. I understand. I have the same problem. You want dessert, but how can you have something healthy. And won’t you be tempted to adorn, say, a healthy cake with “unhealthy”...

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Cookbook Review: The Life of Tea

  After water, mankind drinks tea more than any other beverage. Those tea leaves have twice the caffeine of coffee beans, though most teas reduce the caffeine content per cup to less than half...

Wagshal’s Beef Stroganoff

  Will we go upstate this weekend? Won’t we? It’s all weather dependent and there is a storm coming. I suspect that rather than drive into a Catskill snowstorm, Suzi and I will hunker down in...

Cookbook Review: New York Cocktails

  Sometimes a big thing can come in a small package. New York Cocktails is just 5 ½ by 7 ½ inches. It is thick though, 352 pages thick. And it is powerful. Author Amanda Schuster is a New...

White Coconut Cake

  It’s January 14th. How is that New Year’s Resolution to cut down, or eliminate, dessert. I understand. I have the same problem. You want dessert, but how can you have something healthy. And...

Mochaccino Tart from Higgidy

  When I was growing up in Oregon, I ate pie. A tart? A tart? I wanted deep dish apple pie, not some thin slab that was disappointing from every aspect. The only tart I did like was this girl...

Cookbook Review: Michel Roux Cheese

  It is so simple to describe this book: essential. Perhaps you know Michel Roux from his earlier works: Pastry, Eggs, and Desserts. Suzi and I have those three books on the bookshelf closest...

Cookbook Review: Totally Buf

  It’s January 7th. How is it going? You know, your New Year’s resolutions to eat better, exercise more, be better. We can all use a little help. Here’s a lot, a boatload of help. Totally Buf...

Cookbook Review: Leon Fast Vegan

  Leon Fast Vegan is the twelfth book in the lovely Leon series. [If I am counting right, but, gee, what is plus or minus one cookbook.] London-founded and based, Leon has grown into a...

TBT Recipe: Jalapeno Pepper Puree

This week is the start of NFL playoffs. Oh, don’t care? Okay, but someday, for some reason, you will care and you will want some snack food that tastes great and then you will regret not...

TBT [sort of] Cookbook Review

  Have you ever felt just a little stupid? I have. And recently. Back on December 6th I did a TBT review of Risotto! Risotto! By Valentina Harris. It’s a book of significance from 1998. I had...

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